March 8, 2021

Forum Highlights Scholarship and Partnership

Attendees of the Community Engaged Scholarship Forum—a signature event of the Year of Engagement—gathered to elevate, celebrate and reflect on resilience in the face of obstacles and overcoming challenges.

March 8, 2021

Partnerships and Leaders Honored at Community-Focused Forum

People and projects ranging from college prep programs to public art intiatives were recognized at the 2021 Community Engaged Scholarship Forum.

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March 8, 2021

Register for Engaged Scholarship Workshop Series

The initiative includes monthly open workshops, access to a Canvas site with a curated library of resources and a summer design intensive in May 2021 for select participants.

March 2, 2021

Horror Studies Group Focuses on the Impact of Women

Since at least Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein,” women have played a starring role in horror as a genre. Through a slate of March events, members of Pitt’s Horror Studies Working Group are highlighting the women writers, directors, actors and more who keep us on the edge of our seats.

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January 27, 2021

Winners of Political Engagement Award Announced

The Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program and the Graduate School of Public Health hosted a virtual ceremony recognizing the 2020-21 recipients of the Iris Marion Young Award for Political Engagement.

January 26, 2021

New Pitt-Greensburg Reading Series Focuses on Diversity of America

The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg invites the public to join them at its newest reading series, Voices: Celebrating the Beauty and Diversity of America’s Literary Landscape. The readings are funded in part through Pitt’s Year of Engagement initiative, as well as through the Pitt-Greensburg Office of Student Life, Academic Village and Student Government Association. 

November 20, 2020

New Civic Advising Program Helps Students Find their Engagement Match

The program quizzes students on civic, community and engagement interests to connect them with the civic advisors and experiences that best fit their interests and launched this semester as the Year of Engagement began.

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November 16, 2020

Year of Engagement Awards More Than $20,000 in First Grant Cycle

Awardees will discuss their winning projects during a series of virtual coffees and happy hours hosted on Zoom by the Year of Engagement Promotions, Marketing and Technology committee.

November 2, 2020

How Pitt People Are Spending Election Day

Election Day 2020 is sure to be one for the history books. For many in the community, it is not only a call to vote, but also a call to help others in ensuring a safe, smooth election process. Pittwire wanted to know how students and faculty are spending Nov. 3. 

October 28, 2020

Year of Engagement Social Media Challenge Winners

Participants whose tweets received the most likes received a daily prize of Pitt swag equivalent to a cash value of over $100. These daily winners were given the option to donate their winnings to...

September 1, 2020

The Making of the Year of Engagement

It’s officially the Year of Engagement at the University of Pittsburgh. For Pitt seniors Cedric Humphrey and Kathryn Fleisher, the theme year has been a long time coming—and an effort they’ve built from the ground up.

August 31, 2020

Social media challenge kicks off Year of Engagement

The 14-day challenge will take place from Sept. 1 to 14 and entails a social media campaign meant to promote the multiple ways the Pitt community can engage with local and international communities.

August 19, 2020

Diversity Forum 2020, Advancing Social Justice: A Call to Action serves as the kick-off to the Year of Engagement.

The University of Pittsburgh’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion hosted Diversity Forum 2020, Advancing Social Justice: A Call to Action from July 28-30, which served as the kick-off to the Year of Engagement.

August 19, 2020

‘A pivotal year’: Preparations underway for the Year of Engagement

Whether Pitt students choose to learn from home or on campus this fall, Kathy Humphrey said everyone can help the University “engage” with the broader Pittsburgh community.

April 28, 2020

2020-2021 Will Be the Year of Engagement

The Office of the Provost has announced that the next academic year's theme will focus on engagement.